According to the Weekly Standard, the reference weekly newspaper for US conservatives, Saddam Hussein would have opened the terrorist training camps since the year 2000.

“The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein trained thousands of terrorist Islamists in Iraq during the four years previous to the US invasion, according to photographs and documents found by US military after the war of Iraq. The existence and content of these documents have been confirmed for the Weekly Standard by 11 US government officials”.

Based on statements by the US intelligence and the collaboration government, the newspaper indicated that these terrorists “came from Northern Africa and had close ties with Al Qaeda”, and they amounted to nearly 8 000. In other words, there is no Iraqi resistance to the occupation, unless that of Al Qaeda. Hence, these are the excellent services that it is providing to the interests and principles of the former Iraqi dictator.

Obviously, these statements which emanate directly from the US administration, have the sole objective of justifying the war in a retrospective manner, thus legitimizing the occupation by the Coalition troops.

Based on some lines after these first revealing facts that came out of nothing, the magazine has come up already with the conclusions:

“The discovery of these information about the training of jihadists in Iraq will have two major consequences: the weakening of false assumptions of the US intelligence that for years has said that a secular person like Saddam Hussein would never work with Islamists, and the jihadists would refuse to work with an unbeliever like Saddam Hussein. This equally reminds us of the precious information found in piles of documents discovered in Afghanistan and Iraq during the last four years, and quickly forgotten”.

The newspaper further explained that if it is still unknown actually why the US had launched a war on Afghanistan and Iraq is because the administration has not presented or given any explanation about the compromising documents found in these countries after the invasions.